While I advocate for trying it yourself and experimenting, I don't think it's worthwhile trying to use the 8-inch "subs" as an LFE as well. They just won't come close to your SVS subs in performance, especially at louder volumes. You're really going to push them into distortion zones easily as they try to play the bass managed frequencies AND the LFE content (which can be an extra +10dB).Hey guys, I've having an internal debate in my head right now and wanted to see if anyone here has done this or if it even makes logical sense to do.
Moving into a new house soon and was going to use one of the bedrooms as a temporary "media room" until I build out the official HT in the basement whenever we get around to finishing the whole basement. I have BP9020's for my mains and I also have dual SVS SB12-NSD's and I was thinking of using the LFE's on my BP9020's and running subEQ on them as well as the SVS's combined from my X4400h.
Will this really gain anything with the powered 8" subs on the BP9020's? If so, from the Y-splitters I'd use on the back of the Denon, would I connect both the DT's on one output and the SVS's on the other or would I do 1 DT and SVS on one side and then do the same on the other side? Or..... Just leave the SVS's on the sub out's and stick with speaker wire inputs on the DT's which is how I had them connected previously?
Just wanted to see if anyone has had any success with using the LFE's on the DT's combined with other subs and if it made a positive difference? Only exploring this since I'd need to run room correction in the new room anyway.
Thanks in advance!
When you have good separate subwoofers, the best setup is always speaker wire only, and LFE line only to the separate subs. You can play with Large and Small/80 too, but the built in woofers are more for the speaker response and not meant to be a true replacement for actual subwoofer.